The New Covenant:
would provide, Jesus made the following
statement at the Last Supper:
"This cup is THE NEW COVENANT IN MY BLOOD,
which is shed for you." (Luke 22:20 NKJV)
Following the cross, the book of Hebrews
teaches about the New Covenant of Christ,
which provides A NEW AND LIVING WAY
established on better promises.
"Therefore, if perfection were through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need was there that another priest should rise according to the order of Melchizedek, and not be called according to the order of Aaron? FOR THE PRIESTHOOD BEING CHANGED, OF NECESSITY THERE IS ALSO A CHANGE OF THE LAW. For He of whom these things are spoken belongs to another tribe, from which no man has officiated at the altar. For it is evident that our Lord (Jesus Christ) arose from Judah, of which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priesthood. And it is yet far more evident if, in the likeness of Melchizedek, there arises another priest who has come,
COMMANDMENT, BUT ACCORDING TO THE
POWER OF AN ENDLESS LIFE.
For He testifies:
'You are a priest forever according
to the order of Melchizedek.'
FOR ON THE ONE HAND THERE IS AN ANNULLING (ANNUL: TO MAKE LEGALLY INVALID OR VOID) OF THE FORMER COMMANDMENT (THE MOSAIC COVENANT OF LAW) BECAUSE OF ITS WEAKNESS AND UNPROFITABLENESS, FOR THE LAW MADE NOTHING PERFECT; on the other hand, THERE IS THE BRINGING IN OF A BETTER HOPE, THROUGH WHICH WE DRAW NEAR TO GOD. And inasmuch as He was not made priest without an oath (for they have become priests without an oath, but He with an oath by Him who said to Him:
The Lord has sworn and will not relent,
‘You are a priest forever according to the
order of Melchizedek’”),
BY SO MUCH MORE JESUS HAS BECOME
A SURETY OF A BETTER COVENANT.
"But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He (Jesus) is also MEDIATOR OF A BETTER COVENANT, WHICH WAS ESTABLISHED ON BETTER PROMISES. For if that FIRST COVENANT had been faultless, then no place would have been sought FOR A SECOND."
"IN THAT HE (JESUS CHRIST) SAYS, "A NEW COVENANT," HE HAS MADE THE FIRST OBSOLETE. Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away."
"Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS (THE NEW COVENANT), BY A NEW AND LIVING WAY WHICH HE (JESUS) CONSECRATED FOR US,
through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, FOR HE WHO PROMISED IS FAITHFUL."
and Hebrews 10:19-23--NKJV
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